VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903220-UG: Updates ixgbe Driver (1008012)
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the ixgbe driver to version 188.8.131.52. The ixgbe driver supports adapters based on the Intel 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Patch ESX350-200903201-UG is also required to complete this fix.
For more information on VMware hardware compatibility with 10 GbE network adapters, search on the IO Devices tab at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.